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Jane Oliver, Department of Public Health

Jane_Oliver_profileBachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (BMLSc), Post Graduate Diploma of Medical Laboratory Science (PGDipMLSc), Masters of Health Sciences (MHealSc; Distinction)

Assistant Research Fellow; HEIRU

Contact Details

Email: jane.oliver@otago.ac.nz

Research Interests and Activities


Jane is an Assistant Research Fellow working on the HEIRU Group's Rheumatic Fever Risk Factors Study, where she acts as the biological specimen manager. She is also a PhD student with HEIRU. Her thesis concerns the descriptive epidemiology of rheumatic fever, its risk factors and precursor conditions. Jane's research interests include the environmental determinants of health, infectious diseases, and ethnic health inequities.

Jane is also a member of He Kainga Oranga, the Housing and Health Research Programme.

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Publications

Oliver, J., Foster, T., Williamson, D. A., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2018). Using preceding hospital admissions to identify children at risk of developing acute rheumatic fever. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 54(5), 499-505. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13786

Oliver, J., Malliya Wadu, E., Pierse, N., Moreland, N. J., Williamson, D. A., & Baker, M. G. (2018). Group A Streptococcus pharyngitis and pharyngeal carriage: A meta-analysis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006335

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., Williamson, D. A., & Baker, M. G. (2018). Estimating the likely true changes in rheumatic fever incidence using two data sources. Epidemiology & Infection, 146(2), 265-275. doi: 10.1017/S0950268817002734

Jack, S. J., Williamson, D. A., Galloway, Y., Pierse, N., Zhang, J., Oliver, J., … Baker, M. G. (2018). Primary prevention of rheumatic fever in the 21st century: Evaluation of a national programme. International Journal of Epidemiology, dyy150. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy150

Oliver, J., Foster, T., Kvalsvig, A., Williamson, D. A., Baker, M. G., & Pierse, N. (2018). Risk of rehospitalisation and death for vulnerable New Zealand children. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 103(4), 327-334. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-312671

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Jack, S., Williamson, D., Galloway, Y., Pierse, N., Milne, R., Mackereth, G., Zhang, J., Oliver, J., & Baker, M. G. (2015). Interim evaluation of the sore throat management component of the New Zealand Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme: Quantitative findings. Porirua, New Zealand: Institute of Environmental Science and Research. 161p. Retrieved from https://www.health.govt.nz

Oliver, J., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2014). Public attitudes to new smokefree outdoor places policies: An analysis of 217 New Zealand online comments. Wellington, New Zealand: Department of Public Health, University of Otago. 13p. Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/wellington/otago067456.pdf

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Chapter in Book - Research

Howden-Chapman, P., Chisholm, E., Telfar Barnard, L., Viggers, H., O'Sullivan, K., Bennett, J., Bierre, S., Preval, N., Randal, E., Tiatia, R., Ombler, J., Amore, K., Rivera-Muñoz, G., … Davies, C., Aspinall, C., Oliver, J., Baker, M., Keall, M., … Crane, J., & Pierse, N. (2017). Housing, energy and health in resilient cities. In P. Howden-Chapman, L. Early & J. Ombler (Eds.), Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities. (pp. 95-106). Wellington, New Zealand: Steele Roberts Aotearoa.

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Journal - Research Article

Oliver, J., Foster, T., Williamson, D. A., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2018). Using preceding hospital admissions to identify children at risk of developing acute rheumatic fever. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 54(5), 499-505. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13786

Oliver, J., Foster, T., Kvalsvig, A., Williamson, D. A., Baker, M. G., & Pierse, N. (2018). Risk of rehospitalisation and death for vulnerable New Zealand children. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 103(4), 327-334. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-312671

Jack, S. J., Williamson, D. A., Galloway, Y., Pierse, N., Zhang, J., Oliver, J., … Baker, M. G. (2018). Primary prevention of rheumatic fever in the 21st century: Evaluation of a national programme. International Journal of Epidemiology, dyy150. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyy150

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., Williamson, D. A., & Baker, M. G. (2018). Estimating the likely true changes in rheumatic fever incidence using two data sources. Epidemiology & Infection, 146(2), 265-275. doi: 10.1017/S0950268817002734

Oliver, J., Malliya Wadu, E., Pierse, N., Moreland, N. J., Williamson, D. A., & Baker, M. G. (2018). Group A Streptococcus pharyngitis and pharyngeal carriage: A meta-analysis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0006335

Oliver, J. R., Pierse, N., Stefanogiannis, N., Jackson, C., & Baker, M. G. (2017). Acute rheumatic fever and exposure to poor housing conditions in New Zealand: A descriptive study. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health, 53(4), 358-364. doi: 10.1111/jpc.13421

Oliver, J., Baker, M. G., Pierse, N., & Carapetis, J. (2015). Comparison of approaches to rheumatic fever surveillance across Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12969

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2015). Estimating rheumatic fever incidence in New Zealand using multiple data sources. Epidemiology & Infection, 143(1), 167-177. doi: 10.1017/s0950268814000296

Wilson, N., Oliver, J., & Thomson, G. (2014). Smoking close to others and butt littering at bus stops: Pilot observational study. PeerJ, 2, e272. doi: 10.7717/peerj.272

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. G. (2014). Improving rheumatic fever surveillance in New Zealand: Results of a surveillance sector review. BMC Public Health, 14, 528. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-528

Thomson, G., Oliver, J., & Wilson, N. (2014). Trends in smoking in vehicles at a local community-level in New Zealand: Wainuiomata 2005–2013. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1397). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Journal - Research Other

Wilson, N., Oliver, J., & Thomson, G. (2016). Ten years of a national law covering smoke-free school grounds: A brief review. Tobacco Control, 25(1), 122. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-052127

Oliver, J., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2014). Measurement of cigarette butt litter accumulation within city bus shelters. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1395). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Oliver, J., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2014). Public attitudes to new smokefree outdoor places policies in New Zealand: An analysis of 217 online comments. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1392). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Wilson, N., Oliver, J., Summers, J. A., Baker, M. G., Waller, M., & Shanks, G. D. (2014). Age-specific mortality during the 1918-19 influenza pandemic and possible relationship to 1889-92 pandemic. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 210(6), 993-995. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiu191

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Oliver, J., Malliya Wadu, E., Pierse, N., Moreland, N., Williamson, D. S., & Baker, M. (2016). Group a Streptococcus pharyngitis and pharyngeal carriage a systematic review. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 53S, (pp. 87). doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.11.220

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. (2014). Improving rheumatic fever surveillance in New Zealand: Results of a surveillance sector review. Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress: Connecting Communities, Policy and Science. (pp. 180). Retrieved from http://www.pophealthcongress.org.nz/nzphc14/programme/programme

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. (2014). Investigating the housing conditions of rheumatic fever patients: A case study. Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress: Connecting Communities, Policy and Science. (pp. 288). Retrieved from http://www.pophealthcongress.org.nz/nzphc14/programme/programme

Oliver, J., Thomson, G., & Wilson, N. (2014). Quantifying smoking behaviour, cigarette butt disposal and rates of butt accumulation in public transportation settings: Novel approaches to inform smokefree policies. Proceedings of the New Zealand Population Health Congress: Connecting Communities, Policy and Science. (pp. 287). Retrieved from http://www.pophealthcongress.org.nz/nzphc14/programme/programme

Baker, M. G., Lennon, D., Gurney, J., Percival, T., Pierse, N., Merriman, T., … Murray, C., … Oliver, J., & Edwards, R. (2014). Choosing optimal controls for a rheumatic fever case-control study in New Zealand. Australasian Epidemiologist, 21(3), (pp. 66-67). [Abstract]

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. (2014). Estimating the likely true rheumatic fever incidence in New Zealand. Australasian Epidemiologist, 21(3), (pp. 45-46). [Abstract]

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Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Oliver, J., Pierse, N., & Baker, M. (2014, September). An investigation of rheumatic fever patients' housing conditions. Poster session presented at the Division of Health Sciences Research Forum: Learning Different Research Languages, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Oliver, J. (2018). Acute rheumatic fever and group A Streptococcus in New Zealand: A descriptive epidemiological study (PhD). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/8266

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